1. International Education Week events held all week

The Office of International Education is hosting a series of events this week in celebration of International Education Week.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Events include:

• “Saudi Lunch” at noon tomorrow, Nov. 16, in AMU 407

• “Career Café: Cross Cultural Communication” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 17, in AMU 157

• “The Muslim-American Experience” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the AMU Henke Lounge

• “Study Abroad Scholarship Presentation” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in AMU 407

• “Is Africa at War with Itself? The Causes and Consequences of Armed Conflict in Africa” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Marquette Hall 300

• “Global Village Potluck Dinner” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Campus Town East

• “An Indonesian Experience: Volunteerism at a Jakarta NGO” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in AMU 407

• “Film: Where Do I Stand?” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in AMU 407

• “Soup With Substance: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in Postwar Africa” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in AMU 157

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2. On-campus screenings for health risk assessments end Friday

Health risk assessments are still available to all employees. Health plan participants who complete both HRA parts — biometric screening and health questionnaire — receive a 5-percent discount for 2011 health insurance premiums.

To schedule an on-campus appointment for a health risk assessment, call 1-877-765-3213 and press “1.” Employees must complete their biometric screening by Friday, Nov. 19, and the online questionnaire by Monday, Nov. 22.

For most accurate results, participants should fast for 12 hours prior the screening but continue to drink water and take medications. If unable to fast, notify the nurse at the beginning of your screening.

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3. Center for Peacemaking offering $4,000 grants

The Center for Peacemaking is offering $4,000 Rynne Faculty Research Fellowships to two full-time Marquette faculty to advance research on an aspect of nonviolent peacemaking. The awards are intended to fund work for a two-month period during the summer of 2011 and may not be combined with teaching responsibility or other grant-supported work during the period of the grant.

Awards will be announced Dec. 15 for applications submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 1. If funds remain, the next deadline will be Feb. 15, 2011.

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4. John Isner and Tim Smyczek to play tennis exhibition

Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center and the men’s and women’s tennis teams will host a professional tennis exhibition match between John Isner (ranked 19th in the world) and Milwaukee native Tim Smyczek on Friday, Nov. 19.

The event will include a reception and silent auction, a match featuring members of the Marquette tennis programs and a three-set singles contest between Isner and Smyczek. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the warm-up match scheduled for 6 p.m. and the featured Isner-Smychek exhibition scheduled for 7 p.m.  

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and are available online and at the door. Seating is limited.

All proceeds benefit the Summit Educational Association in Milwaukee.

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5. AMUW Advent Reflection Luncheon is Dec. 1

The Association of Marquette University Women will host its annual Advent Reflection Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. Alumni, faculty, staff and friends can learn about AMUW activities and share in an Advent reflection led by Dr. Margarett Schlientz, Nurs ’61, former College of Nursing faculty member and past recipient of the AMUW Mary Neville Bielefeld Award.
Cost is $20 per person. Register by Wednesday, Nov. 24, by e-mail or with Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 8-7441..

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6. Nursing faculty receive national and state honors

Dr. Richard Fehring, director of the Institute for Natural Planning in the College of Nursing, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing at AAN’s annual meeting Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C. Fellows are selected by a panel of elected and appointed fellows based on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and health care delivery. Fehring, professor of nursing, has pioneered developments in fertility awareness, fertility monitoring and natural family planning.

Dr. Marilyn Frenn, associate professor of nursing, has been inducted as a fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. Fellows have made enduring contributions to nursing education as teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practice partners and administrators, providing leadership and expertise in nursing education. Frenn was selected for her contributions in teaching and learning innovations, faculty development, research and leadership/public policy related to nursing education.

Dr. Leona VandeVusse, associate professor of nursing, has won the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. VandeVusse was selected for her leadership in nursing education, practice and service and for serving as a mentor to students and faculty colleagues. She is director of the only nurse-midwifery program in Wisconsin, with more than 100 graduate since it opened in 1993, and a founder and leader of Project BEYOND, an initiative to increase recruitment and retention of nursing students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

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7. Marquette Tribune awarded first place in national competition

The Marquette Tribune was recently awarded first place nationally for four-year weekly tabloid newspapers in the 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show contest. Other finalists included newspapers at Creighton University, University of Miami, University of Missouri, Ithaca College, Southern Illinois University, University Vermont, University of North Florida, Oakland University and Loyola Marymount University.

Entries were judged based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, and photography, art and graphics.

This is the first time The Marquette Tribune has ever won the award, in the year that the university is celebrating its “Centennial of Journalism at Marquette University.”

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8. Compendium submissions due Nov. 30

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource by Tuesday, Nov. 30. A new Web form has been developed for faculty submissions and continues to be modified to be more user-friendly.

Accomplishments that have occurred since June 2010 that did not appear in the summer issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of spring semester. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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9. Former Olympic cyclist to speak about competitive cycling

The Cycling Club is hosting former U.S. Olympic cyclist Tom Schuler, Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Marquette Hall 100. Schuler will speak about competitive cycling, professional team management and issues facing the sport, such as blood doping.

During his 10-year cycling career, Schuler collected more than 100 victories, chartered the 7-Eleven cycling team and was the assistant director for the Motorola Cycling Team.

For more information, contact Mark Pochowski.

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10. Senior speaker nominations due Wednesday

Nominations for student speaker for Mid-Year Commencement are due Wednesday, Nov. 17, by e-mail.

Nominees will be notified and invited to apply to become the senior speaker for the Mid-Year Commencement ceremony. The Senior Speaker Selection Committee will then evaluate all applications and identify three finalists to present to the committee.

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11. Massage-a-thon ends this week

The Physical Therapy Department’s Massage-a-thon runs through Friday, Nov. 19, on the third floor of Schroeder Complex. Massages are offered Monday and Tuesday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $7 for every 15 minutes. Appointments can be made online or by e-mail. Walk-ins are welcome.

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12. Faber Center offering Advent spiritual exercises

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will host the “Second Week Group” beginning Monday, Nov. 22, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. Kathy Coffey-Guenther and Rev. J.J. O'Leary, S.J., associate directors of the Faber Center, will explore the second week of St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises, discussing Jesus’ incarnation, birth and early ministry.

The group will continue the discussion Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. All faith backgrounds are welcome. Register with Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant for the Faber Center, at 8-4545, by Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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13. Philosopher to discuss "A Way Out of the Present Philosophical Situation"

Dr. Leonard Lawlor, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University, will present “Further Questions: A Way Out of the Present Philosophical Situation,” Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A. Lawlor will discuss his latest book on early 20th century continental philosophy, Toward the Outside, in which he presents the conceptual features of the project of continental philosophy. The program is free and open to the public.

This Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics is sponsored by the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Fund.

For more information contact Dr. Pol Vandevelde, professor of philosophy, at 8-5962.

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14. Psychology, biology and chemistry colloquiums to be held this week

The Department of Psychology will hold a colloquium Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 104J. Dr. Karen Bowersox, therapist at Ann Arbor Consultation Services, will present “GAR Training.”

Dr. Patrick Westfall, senior scientist at Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. in Emeryville, Calif., will present a Department of Biological Sciences colloquium Friday, Nov. 19. Westfall will present “Microbially Derived Artemisinin: Engineering Yeast Using Synthetic Biology to Stabilize the Supply of an Important Anti-malarial Drug for the Developing World” at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

The Department of Chemistry will host a colloquium Friday, Nov. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Timothy Lodge, distinguished McKnight university professor at the University of Minnesota, will present “Block Polymers and Ionic Liquids: A New Class of Functional Nanocomposites.”

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15. Volunteers needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers are needed to serve Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 25, to students not going home for the holiday.

Faculty, staff and administrators are needed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to greet guests, serve the meal and do some minor clean up. The dinner, which is served in the Cobeen Hall dining room, is sponsored by Campus Ministry with the assistance of the Office of Residence Life and Sodexo Food Service.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Sue Niemi, administrative secretary for campus ministry, at 8-3685 by Friday, Nov. 19.

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16. Smoking cessation support provided for Great American Smokeout

The Center for Health Education and Promotion is providing smoking cessation support and activities for the Great American Smokeout, which is Wednesday, Nov. 17, to Friday, Nov. 19:

• Health Hut, Nov. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMU second floor lobby — Learn more about how to help yourself or a friend quit smoking

• Sigs Against Cigs Grill-Out, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., under Olin Engineering — Sigma Chi Fraternity will grill food and offer “Quit Kits”

• Great American Smokeout Cookout, Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., under Raynor bridge — Colleges Against Cancer will host a cookout and “Cold Turkey” bowling

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17. Father Massingale to discuss racial justice and the Catholic Church

Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will discuss racial justice and the Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 4051 N. 25th St.

RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 18, to Cecelia Smith-Robertson at All Saints Catholic Church, at 444-5170.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order.

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18. Coffee sale to benefit Repairers of the Breach

The student organization Men Serving Others is hosting a coffee sale through Nov. 19, with proceeds benefitting Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter.

Sales will take place under the Raynor Library bridge Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sales under Olin Engineering will be Thursday, Nov. 18, and Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a table outside the AMU Brew on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Men Serving Others partnered with Stone Creek Coffee to create a custom blend of coffee, MSO Joe. Free samples will be offered at the tables throughout the week. Orders can be placed for a variety of Stone Creek products for $12 per pound.

Visit MSO or e-mail for more information or an order form.

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19. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Nov. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein 263. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A tour of the Law School will also be provided. No registration is necessary.

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20. 11th Street on-ramp closed this week

The 11th Street on-ramp to I-94 east/I-43 south will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 16, and from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, until Monday, Nov. 22, to complete the repair work on the ramp. The ramp is scheduled to permanently reopen Monday evening.

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